Origami is a form of art, started in Japan and is about folding paper into intricate patterns and designs. An art for nimble hands and fingers and creative minds. A matter of concentration. The story ‘Origami‘ has been written by the Kenyan author Troy Onyango.
She is only 13 years young and has already published her book In the land of Shamma. Selam Teshome has already a second book ready and she hopes to get it published. In this interview she talks about the books she has read and the ones that impressed her.
The master himself has come to Kenya to publish his latest novel, this time in his mother tongue. By writing in his mother tongue he has shown once again the importance of using your mother tongue, not just in talking and listening, but also in reading and writing. In this article you will read about … Continue reading An afternoon with Ngugi and the questions I wanted to ask
He is back home. The celebrated author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has arrived in Kenya. He will present his latest book. Next to that he will promote the use of vernacular languages. He himself has been an example of that for many decades. In this article an interview with the latest news on his time in … Continue reading Ngugi: We perfect our English as Europe sharpens tools of plunder
Already for many decades the Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o has advocated the use of the vernacular in daily live, including the school play ground, and especially in the world of culture. He is now on the brink of launching his latest book, written in his mother tongue. In this article more on this good … Continue reading Ngugi wa Thiong’o: We have normalised negativity towards African languages
Politics in Kenya seem to be divided between the Kenyatta’s and the Odinga’s (sorry for the devotees of Arap Moi). Fathers and Sons. The politician Miguna Miguna wrote a book on the politician Raila Odinga, son of Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga. This new book by Miguna Miguna is titled Treason: The Case against Tyrants and Renegades. … Continue reading Miguna rained on Raila’s parade with new book